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John McCain Defends Obamacare, Slams Cruz’s Filibuster: “Elections Have Consequences”

On the Senate floor, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas gave a 21-hour anti-Obamacare speech. Cruz started the marathon speech on Tuesday, and continued into Wednesday.

But not all Republicans appreciated Cruz’s words. Senator John McCain from Arizona took issue with Cruz’s “filibuster,” specifically his reference to Nazi Germany.

One talking point that bothered McCain was when Cruz said, “If you go to the 1940s, Nazi Germany, look, we saw in Britain, Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they’ll dominate the continent of Europe but that’s not our problem. Let’s appease them. Why? Because it can’t be done. We can’t possibly stand against them.’”

McCain vehemently said, “I do not agree with that comparison. I think it’s wrong.”

The senator then went on to argue that the public does indeed support Obamacare, since they reelected Obama. “The people spoke,” he said. “Elections have consequences.”

Although McCain opposed Cruz’s message, he did say that Republicans should not “give up our efforts to repair Obamacare.” It is unclear exactly what he means by “repair,” however.

McCain continued, “We fought as hard as we could in a fair and honest manner and we lost. One of the reasons was because we were in the minority, and in democracies, almost always the majority governs and passes legislation.”

John McCain has been long been losing popularity among Republicans for his big-government tendencies.

Do you think McCain is right about Obamacare, or do you side with Cruz? Let us know your thoughts below.